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it is time for them to go. we begin in the united states where general james cartwright, once a second highest-rated officer in the u.s. military, is being investigated for leaking secret information about u.s. operations overseas. our broadcast partner nbc news says a general cartwright may have revealed details of a u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities. generalcard white -- cartwright was head of the investigation called stuxnet during the obama and bush presidencies. >> one of the big questions about the stuxnet program is who gave the information to the new york times in 2012? now there comes were that someone at the very highest levels at the pentagon may have been responsible for the leak. in 2012, the new york times ran a story about a computer worm called stuxnet and how it was the obama administration's key weapon in a prolonged cyber attack on iran's nuclear weapons program. it affected computers worldwide in 2010. cybersecurity experts assumed at that time some government had developed it. .he suspicion was confirmed it said the u.s. was behind it and the israelis
, the president vowed to find the person responsible. now comes our report tonight. his name is james cartwright, known as hos, his call sign as a fighter pilot. tonight he is a target of a criminal investigation by the justice department into a leak of intelligence. we begin tonight with our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: general cartwright was a key member of president obama's inner circle of national security advisers. but legal sources tell nbc that cartwright has been notified he is the target of a justice department criminal investigation into a highly sensitive leak about a covert u.s. cyberattack on iran's nuclear program. >> my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks. these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> reporter: the "the new york times" last year broke the story that president obama had secretly ordered a stepped up cyberweapon attack using a malicious computer virus known as stuxnet, and that cartwright conceived and oversaw the special operation from the pentagon. >> we are trying to build a second
news has learned james cartwright, the former second highest ranking officer in the u.s. military is a target of an investigation into the leak of a top secret government project called the stuxnet virus. it wormed its way into the computers that control iran's nuclear program. but the leak of its existence caused damage of its own. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff has more for us. >> reporter: general cartwright was a key member of president obama's inner circle of national security advisers. but legal sources tell nbc news that cartwright has been notified he's the target of a justice department criminal investigation into a highly sensitive leak about a covert u.s. cyberattack on iran's nuclear program. >> my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks. these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> reporter: "the new york times" last year broke the story that president obama had secretly ordered a stepped up cyberweapon attack using a malicious computer virus known as stuxnet and that cartwright conceived and oversaw
general james cartwright, who was this country's second ranking military official, and how he's being investigated in question with leaking information about a secret u.s. cyberattack against iran. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff continues his reporting tonight. >> reporter: general cartwright retired from the marine corps in august 2011, after nearly 40 years of service. and cartwright continued to serve. appointed to the defense policy board, an elite pentagon advisory panel with top secret security clearance. but last january, cartwright resigned out of the blue, a board member tells nbc news. citing health reasons and oppressive business. the fbi was already investigating cartwright, suspecting him of leaking highly classified secrets about a covert u.s. cyber attack, using a computer virus called stuxnet on iran's nuclear program. a cartwright spokesman said his resignation was unrelated. late today, cartwright's lawyer, gregory craig said in a statement, "general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decade
-star marine general. james cartwright, whose nickname is hoss, was once the joint chairman of chiefs of staff. >> i'll always be personally grateful to hoss for his friendship and partnership. >> reporter: but now cartwright is the target of an investigation into the leak of information about a u.s. cyberattack on iranian nuclear facilities. a year ago, the "new york times" published details of the stuxnet virus, believed to be a joint israeli project that sub t. he was accused of making the information public to aid president obama's reelection. >> since i've been in office, my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks and speculation. >> reporter: cartwright has not been charged but has been informed by the justice department that he is a target. his attorney, greg craig, responded in a statement. general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could have betrayed the country he loves is pre pposterous. he went on to say he has attacked the problems of the nation with more vigor than many. >> bill pl
's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff reveals the target is james cartwright and issy cough has the details. >> reporter: general cartwright was a key member of president obama's inner circle of national security advisors but legal sources tell nbc news that cartwright has been notified he's the target of a justice department criminal investigation into a highly sensitive leak about a covert u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. >> my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks. these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> reporter: "the new york times" last year broke the story that president obama secretly ordered a stepped up cyber weapon attack using a malicious computer virus known as stuxnet and that cartwright conceived and oversaw the special operation from the pentagon. >> we're trying to build a second cyber force right now. >> reporter: cartwright did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news. contacted today his lawyer former white house obama counsel greg said i have no comment. including its code name olympic
" cartwright. marine, fighter pilot, retired four-star general. >> do what is right. >> reporter: until 2011, the number two ranking officer at the pentagon. >> you're a great patriot, but more importantly, you are a damn good marine. >> reporter: but now that storied military career and cartwright's reputation could be in jeopardy as he finds himself as perhaps the highest profile target in recent memory -- suspected of leaking some of the nation's most sensitive secrets. did cartwright disclose the details of a covert cyber attack against iran's nuclear program where the u.s. and israel unleashed a virus on iran's computers to slow down the country's suspected quest for a nuclear bomb? his attorney flatly says no, but sources tell abc news, prosecutors have focused on cartwright. the secrets were revealed in a 2012 book, leaving congress outraged and the obama administration vowing to find the leaker. >> if we can root out folks who have leaked, they will suffer consequences. >> reporter: cartwright is a consultant for abc news. tonight his attorney released a statement saying, cartwright
for the "new york times." retired general james cartwright has been notified by the justice department that he is the target of an investigation. bob orr has details. >> reporter: from 2007 to 2011, general james cartwright was the nation's second highest ranking military officer. as vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, he was a force inside the pentagon pushing for stronger cyber capabilities. the now-retired four-star marine had a seat at the table for top national security discussions nsd was a favored presidential adviser. >> i couldn't be more grateful to him, general jim cartwright. >> reporter: now, cartwright is the target of a federal investigation into leaks of a aovert cyber attack on iran's facilities. the stuxnet computer virus, widely believed to be the work of u.s. and israel intelligence, was used to interrupt iranian centrifuges in 2010. ,etails of the covert operation were leaked and last year the "new york times" published a front page expose. pesident obama ordered an investigation. >> since i've been in office my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of l
cartwright who used to be the no. 2 person on the joint chiefs of staff from 2007 until 2011, basically the no. 2 in the u.s. military. he was instrumental in the development of the program known as stuxnet, which was designed to interrupt the operation of more than 1000 iranian intrifuges at every actor 2010, i believe. it was a serious problem, not just because it interrupted the iranians ability to do what they said was their nuclear research but it also started spreading around the world. this was a very dangerous virus which many had suspected the americans had already developed, but the idea that this report suddenly found itself being publicized on the front page of the new york times in 2012 certainly raised a lot of eyebrows. president barack obama said at the time that it was a very serious compromise of national security information and that he promised that whoever was responsible would be found. nbc news is reporting that the justice department has notified general cartwright, who has since retired from the military, that he is the target of an investigation. his lawyer, wh
happened to edward snowden. that is not the problem. >> a lot your for james for james -- lawyer cartwright has denied allegations that he leaked confidential data. do not likeesident it when classified information turns up in the press. for 2003.e case >> i want to know who it is. if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of. thehe suspicion, president's political adviser. the current president does not like leaks either. army private first class bradley snowden, andrd former cia case officer. civil liberties groups say the administration is working against democracy with these prosecutions. >> if you cut off the unauthorized channel, if you scare people so that they are only -- there are only authorized leaks, it will distort the kind of information the public has. target, james cartwright. investigators want to know if cartwright told the new york -- new york times. his lawyer denies any wrongdoing. do this? anyone >> sometimes it will be to send a message to another country, a warning message of one kind or another. or sometimes it will be to try to telegraph what ou
cartwright has called allegations that he leaked confidential data to the media preposterous. the case is now prompting questions about the culture of releasing secret information within the united states. >> u.s. presidents don't like it when classified information turns up in the press. that was a case in 2003 when a newspaper columnist identified valerie plaine as a long time undercover cia operatives. >> if there is a leak, i want to know what it did sprinkleis. is that thecion vice president or the president's political advisers for the current president does not like leaks either. his administration has pursued more suspected leaders right into courtrooms and sometimes into prison. the army private first class bradley manning, the former contract intelligence analyst edward snowden, and former cia case officer john kiriaku. say the administration is working against democracy these prosecutions. >> if you cut off the unauthorized channel, if you scare people so that there are only authorized leaks, it will really distorts the kind of information the public as an early interfere with the
marine general james cartwright, a former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. cartwright is being looked at for allegedly leaking information pertaining to a computer attack on iran's nuclear facilities using a virus called stuxnet. late last year fbi agents shifted their investigation from white house aids to cartwright who informally advised president obama on national security issues. cartwright is only a target of the justice department's investigation and has not been formally charged with any crime. >>> after months of speculation the senate has passed a wide-ranging immigration reform bill. the first of its kind in nearly 30 years. this is basically what the plan does. it grants 11 million undocumented immigrants legal status and a 13-year path to citizenship creating a guest worker program and adding $30 billion worth of border protection. the plan was put forth by the so-called gang of eight which does include republican senator marco rubio facing harsh criticism from his party on the bill. republican krits iblgs have called the bill amnesty, comparing it to reagan's atte
and cartwright's reputation to could be in jeopardy he is suspected of leaking sensitive secrets. did he disclose the details of a covert cyber attack against iran's nuclear program? on the computers to slow down the suspected quest for a nuclear bomb. >> his attorney flatly says no but sources tell abc news, prosecutors have focused on cartwright. >> the secrets were reveetd revealed in a 2012 book, leaving congress treamgd and obama administration to find the leaker. >> if we can root out folks that have leaked, they will suffer consequences. >> cartwright is a consultant for abc news. tonight his attorney released a statement cartwright is an american hero and betraying the country he loves is preposterous. >> dan: more to bring you tonight. true grit, up next, woman who ♪ [ roars ] ♪ ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ male announcer ] universal studios summer of survival. ♪ >>> on this historic day that same-sex marriages resume in california, aoser loot the heart of defense of marriage act. diane sawyer on the unlikely gladiator that challenged the way things were. >> she is high-spirit
james cartwright is a retired four-star marine who till 2011 was the nation's second highest ranking military officer. as the vice chairman of the vice chiefs of staff, cartwright had a seat at the table on top security issues. now an official tells us general cartwright is the target of a criminal leak investigation being run by the u.s. attorney out of baltimore. all of this involves a covert cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities in 2010. the virus widely believed to be sponsored by the u.s. and israel was used to disrupt iranian centrifuges. "the new york times" unvaeleiled many details about that attack. obama ordered an investigation into who provided the information. we've been unable to reach general cartwright. we have to pint out, as far as we know nobody has been indicted in the case. cartwright has been identified as a target of the probe. this is one of two high-profile leak cases now being pursued by federal prosecutors. the other one involved a disrupted terror plot coming out of yemen. since president obama took office, seven current or former
general, four star james cartwright for material related to what was in david savers book about iran's nuclear program. the journalist wrote this book. had a lot of sources but nbc news is reporting it was general cartwright who is under investigation for leaking details of the computer virus that the u.s. put in the iranian nuclear program to try to slow it down. unprecedented that a four star general might have engaged in this. there's a lot of befuddlement. cartwright not just any general. very close to president obama when he served. an expert in missile technology, cyber warfare and nuclear weapons. someone who is a military intellectual. the justice department has not charged him with anything but he does appear to be under investigation. >> it's extraordinary when you think about it. a familiar face in washington and around the whole country there. what would be the impact if he did leak some of the information regarding the computer program and spying on iran's nuclear program. people already are saying this gave the iranians a road map into what u.s. plans were. stuxnetscape
that appeared in a book written by the new york teams reporter david sanger. according to nbc news, cartwright may have leaked information about a virus called stuxnet. when news of stuxnet virus broke, republicans accused the white house of leaking the information itself because they haute it was going to boost the president's national security kred before the election. so what happened? the president has made a huge show of going after leakers, investigating mean so far, seven have been charged. twice as many as all previous presidents combined in this country. but cart wroigt was his trend. cartwright was his buddy. >> what happened. i don't think anybody has an answer. we do know that cartwright, everyone's jaws dropped when this story broke because he may have his enemies, but he is a respected, retired four star military officer. this is not a guy who goes rogue. so you may wonder if somebody in the white house originally encouraged him to discuss this program. late today his attorney fired back. his attorney well-known gregory craig here in washington, d.c. issued a statement saying gen
top military adviser to president obama is under investigation. retired u.s. general james cartwright is being questioned about leaking classified information to a reporter, it concerns a computer virus that targeted iran's nuclear facilities. barbara starr joins us with the details. can this be happening again? >> good morning, chris. even for the pentagon this is jaw-dropping. source tells me overnight that yes, general cartwright retired is under investigation by the justice department for material in the book by the "new york times" journalist david sanger his book "confront and conceal" talking in detail, many revelations about iran's nuclear program. nbc news reported this first, saying this is about the leak, did general cartwright leak information about stux inenetst of the most classified crowned jewel of the intelligence, a virus that infected iran's nuclear program in 2010, by u.s. and israeli intel jents to slow iran's nuclear program down. general cartwright is not charged at this point with anything, is under investigation. i have to tell you, jaw-dropping because james
is investigating general james cartwright, the former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. the feds trying to figure out who revealed details about american cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. jennifer, why is there so much surprise that this particular general is being looked at? >> well, harris, for one, general james cartwright was one of the president's favorite general's. in fact, is he described by "new york times" reporter david sang gore as an ache tech of the stutz net worm that was created by the nsa and israelis-to-a tack the nuclear program. he routinely briefed the president. greg craig is representing cartwright. he issued a statement, quote: general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could have betrayed the country he loves is preposterous. cartwright has not been charged, harris? >> harris: well, who could have launched this leak investigation? >> well, for one, the cia could have done so. that is where many of these leak investigations start. but, yo
program. big news today for general cartwright. we'll be right back with that. >>> we have a developing news here on this leak investigation that reaches the highest levels of the u.s. military. retired marine general james, known as hoss cartwright, former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, second highest ranking official in the u.s. military is now the target of an investigation into leaks involving top-secret cyber attacks on iran. national security correspondent jennifer griffin joins me now live. she's at the pentagon. big story this afternoon. hey, jennifer. >> hi, martha. a senior u.s. official confirmed to fox news that the justice department has been investigating general james cartwright for more than a year. they're investigating whether he is a source of a leak to "new york times" reporter david sanger who reported first on the classified stuxnet program. details appeared in his book "confront and conceal: obama's secret wars and the surprising use of american power." "the new york times" published an excerpt from the book on june 1st of last year under the title "o
of staff, general james cartwright under suspicion for leaking secrets. michael isikoff has more. >> reporter: general cartwright retireed from the marine corps in august 2011 after nearly 40 years of service. cartwright continued to serve, appointed to the defense policy board and lead pentagon advisory panel with top security clearance. last january, cartwright resigned out of the blue citing health reasons and business. legal sources tell nbc news the fbi was already investigating cartwright, suspecting him of leaking secrets about a u.s. cyber attack using a computer virus called stuxnet on irans nuclear program. a spokesperson says it was unrelated. they said in a statement, general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could betray the country he loved is propostrouse. eric holder is not talking. former colleagues say they are stunned to learn cartwright has been targeted. >> he dedicated his life to protecting the american people. i find it shocking he would be under inve
on that. thanks, doug. bill: retired marine general james cartwright. the former second ranking officer in the u.s. military is the target of a classified leak investigation about a covert cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities. martha: the bill on landmark immigration will head over to the house. it was a 68-32 vote. the republicans supporting it pushed for a 70-vote. many in the gop are split whether this bill is the right bill to move them forward. watch this. >> isn't it in us to bring 11 million people out of the shadows that are being he can ploitd and have none of the protections of citizenship? >> the bill has amended is passed. >> how can we vote for a bill our own consciencal budget office will reduce average wages in america for 12 years? martha: it's a hot topic. we'll take a look at both sides in a fair and balanced debate where some think it will be dead on arrival. we are just getting started this morning. lots going on today. we have chilling details about the murder investigation involving former new england patriot aaron hernandez. what authorities are saying about
? >> the former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general james cartwright, is the subject of a justice department investigation involving material in a book by "new york times" correspondent david sanger. that's according to a source familiar with the probe. nbc news is reporting that cartwright was told he's under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. cnn has not confirmed that detail. in his book, sanger wrote about the computer virus that affected iranian computers. officials have not commented, nor from cartwright or his attorneys. >>> late word tonight that massachusetts police are seeking an additional man in the murder of oden lloyd, his name is earnest wallace. he is considered armed and dangerous. aaron hernandez is charged with murder in that case. and a source says the former nfl tight end is also being investigated in connection with a double homicide in boston a year ago. >>> a massachusetts grand jury returned a 30-count indictment against the bomber. 17 charges carry the possibility of the death pe
as well. >> maria molina thanks. >> fox news confirming justice department is firing james cartwright. the second highest in the military in a leak investigation. >> this comes hours before eric holder will meet about spying on fox news reporter james rosen. elizabeth pran is following this for us. she is live. >> there's a justice department investigation the highest ranking officer in the military retired james cartwright for alleged leaks and author. the investigation is said to be about a year old often referred to do as obama's favorite general could have leaked classified information in the f nuclear program. the operation olympic games president obama ordered the cyber attacks back in 2010 also released was information about the cooperation of israeli intelligence. in the past president obama has said he had zero tolerance for these types of leaks. he voiced that in 2012 and most recently with edward snowden. this information ends up being dumped out willie nillie without regard to the risks of the program risks to the people involved. in some cases on other leaks risks to pers
the pentagon. >> reporter: general james cartwright, former vice chairman of joint chiefs, dubbed bob woodward of having most favorable general status at the white house during the president's first term. the justice department is investigating him for his alleged role in top secret cyber attacks on iran's nuclear facility. >> we have mechanisms in place where if we can root out folks that have leaked, they will suffer consequences. >> reporter: the investigation began a year ago, after "the new york times" reporter david sanger published confront and conceal, obama's secret war and surprising use of american power, a book outlining the collaboration between the nsa and israel to launch the worm to destroy iranian centrifuges and stop iran's nuclear program. he was described as architect of the program. cartwright's lawyer issued the following statement. general jim cartwright is an american hero who served his country with distinction for four decades. any suggestion that he could have betrayed the country he loves is preposterous. june 1st last year, "the new york times" published an excerpt
with the case tells abc news that retired general james cartwright of the marines is suspected of disclosing classified information about a secret cyber attack against iran's nuclear program. the disclosure was revealed in a book by "new york times" correspondent david sanger. the publication enraged members of congress. cartwright's attorney declined to comment, as did the justice department. the implications of this case are potentially huge because cartwright was such a senior official. he served as the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 2007 to 2011. amy? >> and, pierre, we've been talking about quite a few leaks during this administration. snowden comes to mind. there have been many others, as well. >> reporter: you're right. there's been a barrage of leaks. the obama administration, in fact, has prosecuted or charged double the amount or suspects of the previous administration in terms of leaks. >> all right, pea year thomas with the latest from washington. >>> we're going to turn now to the latest in the george zimmerman murder trial. an emotional and very difficult day f
on iran's nuclear facilities. the probe focuses on retired marine general james hoss cartwright. "the new york times" reported last year that cartwright, a four-star general, conceived of and ran a cyber attack called olympic games in 2010. that attack temporarily disabled at least a thousand centrifuges that the iranians were using to enrich uranium. the article and a book written by the statement author included sensitive details about the operation. the leak, considered by many in washington, to be very damaging. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live from the pentagon. jennifer, what's going on there? >> reporter: well, jon, a senior u.s. official does confirm to fox news that the department of justice has been investigating general james cartwright for more than a year. they are investigating his role in leaking, they allege, to "the new york times," to the david sanger of the new "the new york" who first published details about the stuxnet program about -- in his book "confront and conceal: obama's secret wars and surprising use of american power." "the new york ti
.s. military and now he is wanted by the government apparently general james cartwright is being probed for perhaps leak classified information about a secret u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. but this one doesn't add up completely right now. >> tucker: so says fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. >> good morning. this is a very strange and really blockbuster announcement that fox news has confirmed, that the department of justice through the u.s. attorney's office, is looking at general cartwright. as you point out, the second most powerful general in the united states, being involved with something called stucknet. our plan to disable centrifuges in iran. it was leaked to the "new york times" and then subject of a book by david sanger. and so there has been a lot of okays by republicans and others in the congress saying where is this all coming from? so now we see this allegation that general cartwright is being investigated. there is no proof of guilt. all we have is this bare allegation and story at this point. but the larger issue becomes if in fact it's true, why i
of the highest ranking members of the u.s. military who just retired, general cartwright has just been notified he is the target of a criminal investigation, regarding a highly sensitive leak, that president obama had covertly ordered an attack on the cyber olympic game, it was escalated by president obama, including the stuxnet attack, it was reported in that story that general cartwright oversaw that operation, that cyberwar operation. but now, as of tonight, breaking news, michael isakoff reports that cartwright is the target of a criminal investigation into whether or not he was the leak behind that story. this is rather stunning news, especially if it means that the general is potentially going to be arrested in conjunction with the case, we don't know if that is the case. but we have been told he is the target of this criminal investigation, we will keep you posted. the ones getting involved and staying engaged. they're not afraid to question the path they're on. because the one question they never want to ask is "how did i end up here?" i started schwab for those people. people who want
retired marine general james cartwright. he allegedly leaked the secret information to reporters about the stuxnet computer virus used to target iranian nuclear facilities. the details ended up in a book and "new york times" article last year. >>> the south african government says nelson mandela is showing some improvement, but still in critical condition. but he is stable. hundreds of people gathers outside the hospital in pretoria and across the country, to celebrate mandela's life and support his family. his oldest daughter warned that her father did not look good. saying, anything is imminent. >>> president obama heads to south africa today, with mandela clearly on his mind, calling the anti-apartheid icon his personal hero and hero for the world. in senegal, the first family visited goree island, where they toured a slave house and stood in the infamous door of no return. >>> we're learning more about the alleged murder behind the boston marathon bombing. authorities say tsaranev scrawled what amounts to a confession on the inside of the boat where he was found. saying, quote, sto
investigated into an intelligence leak. there are reports that retired marine general james cartwright is under investigation accused of leaking classified information about a cyber attack on iran. the 2010 attack used a virus to disable you are rain january enrichment. >>> the company usis performed a background check on snowden in 2011 clearing him for his job as a contractor with the national security agency. investigators say from 2008 to 2011usis failed to perform a second review of the background check it conducted 50% of the time. that second review is a requirement in the contract with usis that it has with the government. >>> time now 5:14. a new development on the search in new zealand for a missing sailboat with americans on board. rescuers think that boat sank between new zealand and australia. they were last heard from june 4th. officials say they haven't given up hope that someone may be still alive. >>> immigration reform passed the u.s. senate but it's not expected to move quickly in the house. kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with details on last night's
general james cartwright, is now the target of a justice department investigation into an alleged leak of classified information about a covert u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. what is your reaction to this? >> my reaction is regret, number one. general cartwright is a very capable soldier and a terrific -- made terrific contributions to the intelligence capability of this country. if he is, in fact, the source of the information, it's hard for me to believe it was done without approval. >> approval from whom, would you surmise? >> the white house is a very small place. >> so your suggestion, obviously well informed suggestion, is that the white house would have directed him to do this? >> it's not well informed. look, his lawyer is a former white house counsel. the nature of the information that was released was such that somebody of his stature i don't think would have released it without a wink and nod from somebody in authority. >> and that would be from the white house? >> yes. that's my initial reaction. >> right. extraordinary development. we'll see what happens. >>
has the "360" bulletin. >> nbc news is reporting that retired marine general james cartwright has been notified he's under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a highly classified covert u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. cnn has not confirmed that report, and general cartwright and his lawyer have not commented on it. nor have the justice department and the u.s. attorney general. >>> in senegal, president obama made his most extensive remarks so far at nsa leaker edward snowden. he expressed secrets about snowden may spill. president obama also said he's not going to take extraordinary measures to capture the fugitive. >> no, i'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker. >> a massachusetts grand jury returned a 30 count indictment against boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, charging him with using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people. 17 of those charges carry the possibility of the death penalty. >>> in new york, co-stars and fans said goodbye to actor james gandolfini. >> susan, thanks. >>> real estate agents are wat
reports retired marine general james cartwright, the former vice chair of the joint chiefs of staff, has been notified of a justice department probe into whether he leaked information to the new york times on the computer virus known as stuxnet. the u.s. used it to sabotage the systems at iran's nuclear facilities but in doing so, accidentally set off a computer worm across the global internet. cartwright returned -- retired from the military in august 2011 reedit in opposition group has put the deaths of the civil war at 100,000. they added up the daily killing since the conflict began in march 2011. the family of former south african president nelson mandela says his condition remains critical but stable. his daughter says he is responding to touch but is also a warning that anything is imminent. southent obama arrives in africa today to continue his three nation african tour reedit speaking thursday, obama paid tribute to mandela's legacy. >> i've had the privilege of meeting with his family and speaking to him and he is a personal hero, but i don't think i am unique in that regard. i
a u.s. cyberattack in iran. retired general james cartwright, a trusted member of the president's national security team. second highest ranking member of the u.s. military and former vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs. now legal sources say he is the target of a justice department criminal investigation into a leak about a covert u.s. cyberattack on iran's nuclear program, an investigation the president himself demanded last year. >> these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> reporter: the new york times had broken the story that president obama had ordered a stepped up cyber weapons attack using a computer virus known as stuxnet, a program cartwright oversaw from the pentagon. cartwright did not respond to request for comment from nbc news, his lawyer gregory craig said only i have no comment. the story disclosed key details about the attack, including the code name, olympic games, the cooperation of israel intelligence and disabling 1,000 iranian centerfuses. >> when is that understand by our enemies, that makes it harder for those meth kwrud
marine general james cartwright has been notified that he is under investigation for leaking information about the computer virus which was called stucknet on iran's nuclear facility. the obama administration has prosecuted eight individuals under the espionage act. cnn has not independently confirmed this but so far cartwright has not formally commented. >>> a law enforcement source tells us the former new england patriot's tight end is being investigated in connection with a double homicide that took place in boston last year. boston police say they found a silver suv they believe hernandez was renting when those killings happened and note that that alleged double homicide would come a day after hernandez was charged with murder in the death of a friend. >>> well, daniel werfel has been on the job for five weeks but that did not prevent congressman paul ryan from grilling him on capitol hill today. ryan is angry about the irs' reckless spending and ran off a laundry list of expenses, $17,000 that the irs spent to create paintings of bono and abraham lincoln for a conference. $49 millio
you've earned it. now to an nbc news exclusive. retired marine general james cartwright, the former vice chairman of the chiefs staff, has been notified he's the target a justice department criminal investigation into the leak of a covert soocyber attac. an investigation president demanded last year. nbc news correspondent michael i isokof joins me. what have you learned? i know you've been on it. where does it stand today? >> where we stand today is we have a very high profile target. what was really the most politically sensitive and closely watched of all these justice department leaked probes. this was one that went very close to the white house. in fact, there were a lot of very nervous people in the white house who retained counsel, who were getting questions about their contacts with david sanger of the "new york times" who broke the story about the stuxnet computer virus. the initial demands came from charges among republicans last year that this whole story was leaked by people, senior people, to sold of bolster president obama's national security credentials during the cam
james cartwright is the target after justice department criminal investigation in to a leak last year to "the new york times." detailing a u.s. cyber attack on iran. that story written by the "times" david sanger revealed that the computer worm in 2010 destroyed 1 million centrifuges. cartwright who oversaw the program and who served as the nation's second highest ranking military officer has yet to be formally charged. the news came after president obama sought to down play the administration's quest to gain custody of snowden who is still believed to be in hiding in a moscow airport. obama also addressed the delicate diplomatic balancing act required in the wake of snowden's leak. >> we've got a whole lot of business that we do with china and russia and i'm not going to have one case of a suspect who we're trying to extradite suddenly being elevated to the point where i've got to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading on a whole host of other issues. >> snowden is believed to have some 200 other secret documents in his possession. another of which was revealed by "the guardian
. retired marine general james cartwright reportedly has been told he's a target in a probe involving a 2010 secret cyberattack on iran's nuclear facilities orchestrated by the u.s. and israel. cartwright was in charge of the cyber operation and details of it appeared in "the new york times" last year. the u.s. senate went into recess last night without passing a bill to stop student loan interest rates from doubling beginning monday. last summer, lawmakers delayed the increase for a year as they searched for a bipartisan solution. but time ran out. rates on government backed stafford loans will jump to 6.8% from 3.4%. congress still could lower rates retroactively when it returns. police in boston searched the home of professional football player aaron hernandez this morning, in connection with a double homicide last year. earlier this week, hernandez was arrested and charged in a separate murder that occurred last month, the shooting of his friend, semi-professional football player odin lloyd. hernandez pleaded not guilty. the new england patriots have since cut the 23-year old from the te
cartwright was vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is the focus of a justice department investigation into a leak about a covert u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. the details of the program known as stuxnet were published last year in "the new york times." no comment from cartwright, the white house or the justice department on that investigation. are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? are baked with brown rice and sweet potato! triscuit has a new snack? no way. way. and the worst part is they're delicious. mmm, you're right. maybe we should give other new things a chance. no way. way. [ male announcer ] we've taken 100% whole grain brown rice and wheat, delicious sweet potato, and savory red bean... and woven them into something unexpected. the new brown rice triscuit line; with sweet potato and red bean varieties. a new take on an old favorite. [ male announcer ] introducing re
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